S: St Vincent's Parish AShfield - Mariam Toufan
BC: St Vincents Parish Ashfield A Parish under the pastoral care of the congregation of the mission, known as the Vincentian Priests and Brothers | Written by Mariam Toufan
FC: St Vincent's Parish Ashfield
1: Welcome to St Vincents Parish! We are located on 7 Bland street Ashfield. We approximately 1000 people that belong to our parish!!
2: We welcome you to come to the house of God here are our mass times: | Sunday : 8 am, 10 am, 6 pm Monday : 12 Noon Tuesday : 7 am Wednesday : 12 Noon Thursday : 9 am Saturday : 9 am | Unfortunately we do not offer mass on fridays BUT! we do offer on Sundays at noon a mass in Polish. | Our parishioners mainly attend the Sunday masses because during the week it gets busy for some of our family parishioners so on Sunday we offer three sessions of mass
3: St Vincent's parish was established in April 1894. The building of the church was completed in 1895. Then on the 25th of November 1895 St Vincent's Church was finally blessed and opened. In 1909 after a few additional requirements to the church like paintings and religious ornaments the church opened and celebrated with what is called a Solemn High Mass held by Cardinal Moran.
4: Our Priest... | Our Parish Priest is Fr Michael Walsh, he has been our parish priest for almost 8 years, he joined our community in 2004. he himself was baptized in St Vincents church by Bishop David Cremin. Fr. Walsh visited people in jail for over three years to comfort them and be by their side before he became a priest, His motivation to become a priest was because he had the stimulated miond of aiding people in difficult situations. He was then ordained in 1974.
5: Our Parish Council: | Pastoral Associate: Marguerite Martin Parish Priest: Fr Michael Walsh Ex-Officio: Anna Dickinson Chairperson: Paul Khoury Deputy Chairperson: Gerard Howard Secretary: Nikki Kelso Rosanna Riccio Ron Vozzo John Bridge Christian Moulder Jessica Wood Pam Fitzpatrick | Maruerite Martin | Carmen Yap
6: Our committee's that are open for all to join: | Finance Committee-manages the budget and donations, advises the priest on financial matters The Hospitality Group-provides support and service The Transport Group-provides transportation to Sunday mass and to Masses Anointing of the sick St Vincent de Paul Society-aids and assists the needy , visits the homeless, the ill and the old. Counters-count the first and second collections and total them in preparation for banking Readers-train to understand the scriptures, then they read the scriptures to the parishoners at mass from the heart Wardens-responsible for taking up the collections at each of the weekend Masses Welcomers-meet and greet parishioners and visitors as they arrive for weekend masses
8: Our ministries here to guide you in the right direction: | Catechists/Christian Initiation-educates those who are unable to be educated in religious studies. e.g. in public schools. Music/Choir Ministry-Play during the masses, which is a very large role. Acolytes/Altar Servers-Assist the priest during liturgies and masses. Ministers of the Eucharist-are appointed to distribute the Eucharistic bread and wine. Youth Ministry-Social gathering for the youth to be introduced to the parish Pastoral Care-Network of service
9: Ministries for any age: 13 year olds: At this day in age , children don't want to be forced into a religious life, instead of forcing them, they can be apart of a Youth Ministry with teenagers much like themselves learning about the scriptures. An alternative is to become apart of the Music Ministry to express musical talent at such an age in a parish puts a smile on many faces. 21 year olds: Catechist-At this age a young adult, can express in their way the good word of the lord to children who are unfortunate and cannot afford a religious education. 40 year olds: Eucharistic Ministers-At this age people would like to follow the footsteps of Jesus and distribute his and body and blood to others.
10: A scripture in the bible which reflects St Vincents Parish... | The story of when Jesus washes the disciples feet. Jesus gives the idea of service, we as a parish are servicing others. After Jesus tended to his disciples he questioned them and said: "Do you understand what i have done to you?" We as Christians should do the same and follow the footsteps of Jesus and learn to serve and appreciate others as Jesus did to his disciples. Jesus had the power, it was his obligation as the one with power to "serve others." Jesus also conveyed that he was cleansing them metaphorically; cleaning them physically, emotionally and spiritually. As the teacher and the Lord, Jesus performed an act that was only completed by servants in his time. Jesus wanted to convey to his disciples to think of others first.
11: Resources Used: An email from Fr Walsh himself and our website itself: http://www.vinash.org.au | Any Enquiries? Contact us, we are here to help: Phone: +61 2 9798 2501 or 2503 Fax: +61 2 9798 2504 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org